On March 15 in Brazil top American lightweight Kevin Lee will meet with Brazilian Charles Oliveira at the UFC Fight Night 170 tournament. This fight is already being evaluated with chances of 50 to 50. But we will try to figure out which of the fighters still has more opportunities for victory. Who will win? – Read our prediction.
At what time Kevin Lee vs Charles Oliveira fight?
The fight time is March 15, 2020, at 8:00 PM ET.
Where to watch the fight?
Will be shown ESPN+
How many wins and losses Kevin Lee have?
Kevin Lee has 18 wins and 5 losses.
How many wins and losses Charles Oliveira have?
Charles Oliveira has 28 wins and 8 losses.
Statistics and physical data
|Kevin Lee||Charles Oliveira|
|Weight||70.6 kg||70.3 kg|
|Height||175 cm||178 cm|
|Arm span||192 cm||188 cm|
|Number of fights||23||36|
|Wins||18 (11 early)||28 (26 early)|
|Defeat||5 (3 early)||8 (7 early)|
In 2017, the American fought for the title of interim UFC champion, but lost to Tony Ferguson. After that, Kevin was inferior to Rafael Dos Anjos and Alexander Jay Iaquinta. In 2019 Lee triumphantly returned to lightweight, knocking out Gregor Gillespie.
Mixed Martial American career has been continued since 2012. During this time, Kevin spent 23 matches and won 18 victories. Such skillful fighters as Edson Barboza, Michael Chiesa, Francisco Trinaldo, Magomed Mustafayev became victims of Lee.
The American is a freestyle wrestler with great physical strength. Lee turns his opponents well into the ground, but in terms of grappling, he has certain difficulties. Kevin also noticeably gets tired after the second round, which repeatedly led him to defeat. Moreover, in the initial segments, Lee is extremely dangerous – he can inflict a heavy blow from his hand or throw a crazy high kick out.
The Brazilian spent 37 fights and won 28 victories. Oliveira is considered to be one of the best BJJ members in the UFC. Charles won by submission 18 times, and by knockout – 8. Lightweight fighter won against Jeremy Stevens, Darren Elkins, Clay Guida, Jim Miller. Now Oliveira has a series of six victories in a row.
In fighting technique, the Brazilian is noticeably inferior to the American, but can create problems for him on the ground. Lee lost by submission to Ferguson and Dos Anjos, and Oliveira, at least in terms of grappling, is not inferior to them. It is interesting that Charles lost twice by submission (to Ricardo Lamas and Anthony Pettis).
In terms of endurance, the Brazilian also has problems. In the offseason, Oliveira is gaining more than 80 kg, so it is not easy for him to lose weight of 70 kg. During his career, Charles failed the weigh-in four times and paid a fine. The height of the fighter is 180 cm with a reach of 188 cm.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Charles Oliveira won last 6 fights in a row.
- Lee performs Oliveira in height.
- Charles Oliveira has not lose for 3 years.
Kevin Lee vs Charles Oliveira Prediction
Oliveira lost to almost all the top rivals, and submission statistics he created on medium-levelled fighters. Lee, of course, is not perfect, but is a really strong and versatile fighter. Kevin has experience of victories over basic BJJ, so We are sure about his victory. Physical strength and distance control are the advantages that will allow Lee to go through an uncomfortable opponent.
- Our prediction: Kevin Lee Will Win.